Principals of all the Chabad schools in the Chabad’s Crown Heights, Brooklyn neighborhood joined together to send out a letter attacking what they claim is a decline of modesty standards by Chabad women and girls.
Chabad Principals Ask Women For “Modesty”
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The Chabad news blog COLlive reports that principals of all the Chabad schools in the Chabad’s Crown Heights, Brooklyn neighborhood joined together to send out a letter attacking what they claim is a decline of modesty standards by Chabad women and girls.
The letter reminded the neighborhood’s “esteemed mothers" of their "powerful responsibility of being the [modesty] role model" for their families.
It was signed by Rabbs Hershel Lustig of Oholei Torah, Yosef Simpson of Lubavitcher Yeshiva, Leibel Newman of Bais Rivka, Moti Gurary of Bnos Menachem, Levi Plotkin of Beis Chaya Mushka, and Menachem M. Yusewitz of Ohr Menachem.
“[We] cannot ignore the alarming decline of Tznius standards in our community…our most potent weapon in battle is always achdus [unity], and so our schools have joined together with the objective of strengthening kedushas yisroel [the holiness of the Jewish people],” the letter reportedly noted.
COLlive notes that the majority of Chabad schools in Crown Heights do not have a policy in place that blocks them from accepting students whose parents do not adhere to Chabad’s understanding of the laws of female modesty.
Many haredi schools in Brooklyn, Rockland and Orange Counties, Great Britain and Israel have policies in place that govern parents' dress, television usage and Internet usage, and children are sometimes expelled from school due violations of those policies by one or both of their parents.